Passive Acoustic Data


The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is dedicated to the stewardship of our nation's living marine resources and the habitat on which they depend through scientific research, management, and enforcement. Acoustic technologies are a primary means of remotely sensing the physical environment and the biota within these marine waters. 

NCEI and NMFS are collaborating to create an archive for passive acoustic data from a number of sources including NOAA, Navy, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).